WE WILL ADDRESS SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SAYS GOVERNOR AIYEDATIWA
Ondo State Governor, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, has promised that his administration will address the issue of acute shortage of classroom teachers in public primary and secondary schools, as part of reforms in the education sector in the State.
The Governor made the commitment while addressing a delegation from the National Union of Teachers (NUT), Ondo State chapter, during a courtesy visit at the Governor’s office in Akure on Wednesday.
The delegation was led by the Chairman of the NUT in Ondo State, who doubles as the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in the State, Comrade Victor Oladele Amoko.
“I am committed to ensuring that the educational aspirations of our teachers and students are realized,” Governor Aiyedatiwa said, assuring the union of his administration’s dedication to addressing the identified challenges in the education sector.
“We will take decisive steps to address the acute shortage of teachers in our primary schools, ensuring the stability and quality of education,” promised the Governor, highlighting the urgency of the matter.
Governor Aiyedatiwa also pledged to take critical look at the various issues raised by the teachers, including the reintroduction of running grants to schools, enhancing school infrastructure, appointment of Headmasters General for primary schools, extension of age and service years for teachers and provision of instructional materials.
Recognizing the importance of technical education, the Governor assured the NUT of his administration’s commitment to revitalizing technical training and addressing related concerns.
The Governor concluded the meeting by expressing gratitude to leaders of the NUT for their partnership and reaffirming his commitment to advancing education as a catalyst for development in Ondo State.
Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan,
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ondo State.
January 31, 2024